Journeys Before Waking at HSU

Multimedia dance performance at Humboldt State University explores meaning in the landscape of dreams: Gist Hall Theatre for five successive evenings at 7:30 pm (NOTE NEW EARLIER TIME!) from Tuesday, September 26, through Saturday, September 30, with a 2 pm. matinee on Sunday Oct. 1. Tickets $10, $8 student/senior, free to HSU students for limited Gist Hall seating. 826-3928. A production of HSU Dept. of Theatre, Film & Dance.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

More on the Composers

J. Brian Post

J. Brian Post is currently teaching composition, music theory and music technology classes at Humboldt State University. He has a BA in piano performance from California State University, Hayward, a MM in Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado, and a DA in Theory and Composition from the University of Northern Colorado.

Prior to his position at HSU, Mr. Post has taught at Emporia State University, University of Northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Music Technology Workshop, Midwest Music Camp, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and the International Music Camp. His works have been performed nationally by the Greeley Philharmonic, Cal State Hayward Big Band, Interlochen Lab Band I, Interlochen Concert Band, ESU Wind Ensemble, Eranis Flute Ensemble, ESU A Cappella Choir, ESU Opera Company, Greeley Children's Chorale, ESU Faculty Jazz Combo and the HSU Wind Ensemble. He has recordings released on the Mark and IAC labels.

Lila Nelson

Lila Nelson has been composing songs since her single digits. The daughter of a modern dancer and a blues harp player, and granddaughter of the regionalist era painter/lithographer John S. de Martelly, it is no wonder that Lila looks at life through a lyrical lens.

At three, she drew an imaginary line down her middle, head to toe, and insisted, "I know where half of infinity is... right here." Later on, washing dishes to the likes of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Nina Simone, Nick Drake, Stevie Wonder, and the Beatles - practicing harmonies with sisters on walks in the Santa Margarita River Valley and writing lyrics for her brother's early three chord ventures on the guitar helped set the stage for a career as a prolific singer/songwriter.

Playing venues all accross the country; the "Freight and Salvage" in Berkeley, CA to "The Livingroom" in New York City; 2005's AMA Conference in Nashville, TN to "The Tractor Tavern" in Seatle, WA.; "The Pine Mountain Music Festival" in Southern CA to "The Main St. Cafe", in Southern FL... When Lila's not touring alone she can be heard singing alongside the LA troubador, Brian Joseph, Kenny Edwards (Linda Ronstadt, Don Henley) and Nashville's Amelia White (Funazalo Records).

A graduate of HSU, Lila participated in many theatre productions as a student and since. She wrote the music set to lyrics by Bertolt Brecht for the HSU production of "Mother Courage and Her Children" last year.

Lila's song "Fresh Paint" is featured on Neil Young's web site, Living With War. Check out Lila's web site and be sure to pick up her new EP, "High Gloss, Low Sheen"before it's gone.


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